Mayawati asks for CBI inquiry in Manish Gupta murder case

Kanpur: In a new development in the murder case of Manish Gupta, National President, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Mayawati has asked for a inquiry by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

She on her twitter wrote, “The attempt by the police of UP CM’s home district Gorakhpur to save the policemen who were prima facie guilty of vandalism in the hotel with three businessmen and the death of one of them is grossly unfair. Considering the seriousness of the incident and the agony of the family, a CBI inquiry into the matter is necessary.”

“First not registering a case of murder against the accused policemen, but then not arresting them despite the registration of a case due to public outrage, raises serious questions on both the policy and intention of the government. The government should give justice, proper financial help and government job to the victim, the demand of BSP,” added Mayawati.

Case has been lodged against six suspended police personnel as per officials. The victim Manish Gupta died of an alleged assault by the policemen who entered his hotel room in Gorakhpur in the early hours of Tuesday, claiming to be looking for criminals.

Victim’s wife Meenakshi has accused the police and hotel staff of a cover-up. “My husband was murdered in that hotel, he was killed by a policeman. There was no blood on the scene even though my husband was beaten to death. Two of his friends said that there was blood everywhere, but the hotel staff cleaned it up,” she said while weeping.

Manish Gupta, a 38-year-old property dealer from Kanpur, died in a hotel in Gorakhpur in the early hours of Tuesday. Police said they entered his hotel room as they were on the lookout for “suspicious persons”. They claim Manish Gupta died of a head injury sustained from falling to the ground in a state of drunkenness.

However, the victim’s family members claim he died after the policemen who entered his room attacked him.


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